A FESTIVAL atmosphere has been promised ahead of a Christmas fundraising running event in Oswestry.

A Santa Run event will take place in the town on Saturday, December 5 with money set to be raised for the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.

The run is being organised by Adrenaline Sporting Events, the team behind many of the area’s biggest sporting challenges.

Alan Lewis, founder of Adrenaline Sporting Events, said his team is delighted to be supporting Lingen Davies again following the success of the Pedal the Borders cycle ride which raised more than £35,000 for the charity.

He said: “We’re really pleased we can bring a fun fundraiser of this scale to the area, we want to see as many people dressed up as Santa as possible and if family and friends are unable to take part, they can come along to add their support.

“There’s going to be a great festive atmosphere in town that weekend.”

The 5km flat route will take place on the same weekend as the town’s Christmas parade, and Christmas fair fun at The Bailey Head.

The event is being sponsored by Gary Penton, owner of Pentons in Oswestry, and Town and Country Estate Agents.

Gary said: “We’re so proud to be involved with this year’s Shropshire Santa Run for Lingen Davies.

“We love seeing great events running in Oswestry and this will be a real family-oriented event taking place during the festive season which makes it all the more special.”

Richard Ellis from Town and Country said the firm is only too happy to support the valuable work of Lingen Davies and The Shropshire Santa Run is set to be a real highlight of the Christmas period.

Entrants to the run must be over the age of 11, for further details and to register for your place – and Santa suit – visit www.adrenalinesportingevents.co.uk